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August 10, 2009

Sympathy Card for Him

Happy Monday! It's Squigglefly Challenge day! And I so enjoy playing with my Squigglefly images, this week the challenge is to use fall colors...another favorite of mine! Pennsylvania is a prime area for fall colors...they say the autumn colors will be even more vivid if there is a wet summer...well, this year should be a spectacular!!!
I used one of the newer images from Squigglefly, cabin retreat, isn't it magnificent? I watercolored with a brush and "lid" ink from the SU! inkpads! I used glitter to bring a little sparkle to the leaves and water. The layers are distressed and the embossed layer is sanded.


Pretty simplistic, but it's a masculine sympathy card! I know there's glitter....but men like sparkly things too....(think chrome!) lol
The masculine sympathy card inspiration came from Stamping B's challenge this week. I used the current Sketch Girl's sketch and Banana Split Sunday's recipe~cardstock and one kind of embellishment! And the challenge this week over @ Pile It On is no patterned paper.
I hope you have a chance to play along with the Squigglefly challenge this week and checkout the other DT cards on the blog...fabulous!

Exciting Squigglefly News...
This Friday, Aug 14th, Squigglefly will be having a Digi Day, with fun and prizes...sneak peeks of the new images...with a chance to win some!!! Wanna play along, just join the Yahoo Squigglefly Group and you'll be in the 'loop'! lol You'll have the weekend to play along and all the new images will be released on Monday, Aug 17th!
And don't forget...
You can checkout all the current images, Squigglefly rewards, FREEbies, and sign up for the SF newsletter from the Squigglefly.com homepage!
If you like to chat with other Squiggleflies, hop on over to the SNR Card Universe group page. Stef H. is running the show and we all know that means big fun! lol

Have a fantastic Monday! Blessings!

26 comments:

Allison said...

great colours and cute image
AllisonX

Patti J said...

Maria, this is so beautiful! Very serene and calm scene!!! Great job, it must have taken forever to color!

Jeanette - said...

This is a fabulous masculine card!! The colors are so pretty! Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

great minds think alike - i used the same image this week and it's not near as gorgeous as yours! just fabulous!

and thanks sooo much for the kind words!

hugs,

Donna said...

I find both sympathy cards and male cards so difficult to make but this is just perfect Maria, the colours of your tree's are magnificent. I'm really looking forward to the fall/Autumn its one of my favorite seasons. Hope your enjoying your day. Hugs Donna x
lol@ men loving Chrome, don't I just know it!

Wendy said...

Very nice card. I love the embossing, and the image is really great. I love fall, too, but unfortunately it doesn't exist in Texas. :( Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Rose said...

you have created a perfect card for a man and sympathy, both are very challenging. LOVE the stamp and how you colored it :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Maria, your card is so very stunning!! You've done a gorgeous job with the colors on this challenge!! HUGS

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Maria! Love the image scene and your coloring. Great BG layer too. Thanks for playing this week at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

Holly said...

oh Maria, I love so many things about this card! The textured background is perfect for this image, your coloring is out of this world fabulous, and the distressed edges work well too. Just a super card!

Heather x said...

Oh Maria! What a beautiful card you have made, lovely scene and great colouring :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Jodi said...

Wow!! Another amazing card Maria! I'm loving this scene. I love the fall and the colors they bring. How calm it must be to just sit by the river and enjoy the cool breeze. Very pretty coloring!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Maureen said...

Fabulous card - great job with the coloring!! Thank you for playing with us at Pile It On!

Donna said...

Wow Maria, this is beautiful, such a fab image and so beautifully coloured with so much detail, the embossed background is perfect! I just wanted to say thank you for the special comments you leave on my blog, they are very much appreciated and I am so lucky to have found you through blogging, you are such a good friend :) Donna x

Queenie said...

Maria this card is beautiful i love it,love the image and the colours and the glitter works a treat.
Loving your summertime card below as well.
hugs
Tracy
xxx

Sara said...

Maria, this is so pretty! I love your coloring!

Elena said...

Fabulous card, Maria! I love fall colors, they are one of my favorites! Your watercoloring is so beautiful!

Deanna said...

So pretty, love the textured background!

Thanks for playing with us this week!

Deanna fr Pile It On DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful scene image.
luv
Deby

Leigh Ann Baird said...

What a beautiful scene! I love the rustic look! Thanks for playing the Sketch Girl challenge!

Jess said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Girl!

thescrapmaster said...

Great coloring!!

Harriet said...

Beautiful card...so peaceful looking

Amy Schultz said...

Great job with the coloring... beautiful image and card!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Heidi said...

this is great!!!!! glad you piled it on! :)

heidi
haphazardlycrafty.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Lots of details in the coloring...I love it.

Thanks for playing!

Julie Leblanc, Pile it On - August GDT


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